One of the practices I started a few years ago was to significantly cut back on purchasing big corporate products and buy from startups or local entrepreneurs. Obviously, that included ensuring at least 60 percent of all my purchases were to minority-owned businesses.
While I will admit it was easy to do this with hair products, given my curly-fro, it took far more research when it came to “general products.” Products like detergent, sunscreen, soap, artwork, bespoke furniture, and general items you may buy day-to-day. Searching for black-owned enterprises can be extremely time consuming, so we created the go-to list below (it includes resources for finding local businesses as well).
Finding Black-Owned Business Near You
- Affinity Magazine shares five websites and apps to find Black-owned businesses near you.
30 Black Female-Owned Brands and Entrepreneurs to Support
Black-Owned Beauty & Wellness Brands
Where you can buy the books from our Black Books Matters list
Five Black-owned Dog Businesses
Black-Owned Etsy Shops
- Etsy editors’ pick of Black-owned Etsy shops
- Also, see this growing list of over 200 Black-owned Etsy shops
Black-Owned Kawaii Brands When You Want to Shop Cute
A dynamic and creative executive, Audrey has guided household name brands in the health & wellness, travel & leisure, executive training and philanthropy sectors.
Her travel & leisure ventures include the launch of a Hawaiian island destination for Larry Ellison and the Four Seasons, taking a previously unknown locale to #1 in travel in the U.S. and among the Top 10 destinations in the world. The project included creating events and campaigns in partnership with Nobu, Jennifer Lopez, BMW, Serena Williams and various charities.
Audrey’s recent foray into the science sector includes working with Google Ventures, Amgen, Lilly, Genentech, Sanofi, Otsuka, Novartis, and AOBiome, through the recently launched biotech SaaS startup Science 37, which aims to disrupt and democratize the clinical trial process.
Her executive development experience includes building leadership models for trainers such as Tony Robbins, training over 30,000 managers worldwide and leading workshops on performance management to over 100,000 individuals across the U.S. She founded The HR Coach, which consults tech startups in training and developing remote management.
Audrey travels between Seattle, Los Angeles and Austin, enjoying personal time with her three xoloitzcuintles and her beau. Not to mention her total obsession with her big-bold-all-natural hair.